Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
Jealous, wish I had a custom.
If only I can afford a Custom made saddle. I'd have to sell a kidney to afford that, and unfortunately, I don't have a Mommy and Daddy who'd pay for it for me either.
To the OP, why don't you like your Collegiate?
There are TONS of saddles out there on the market, and TONS of models and makes. It's very difficult to saddle shop, I am in that boat right now and I hate it.
You are probobly better off to have a Professional Saddle Maker/Fitter come out and help you with that search. Least, that's what worked for me. I found out what brand of saddle would work best for his back shape and my body type, and what models.
That really helped narrow my search down.
I love Stubbens. I don't think you could go wrong with a Stubben. Bates are wonderful as well, but I find their tree's too strait for my horses back shape. Hermes Sprenger, French made saddles are on the top of the list for quallity.
Gosh, too many to go through.